OOC: Misspelling. Fixed.
"Ecruteak City it is," Lindsey said. "Everyone shut up about positives and negatives and just come on!!"
"Quite right too! Why are we waiting here? Come on!" Ozias began heading south.
[XM] followed him. "Um, why specifically south, again?"
"When in Johto, always walk south! Also, Ecruteak is south."
Aramis dashed past them all. "Haha!"
[AM] also picked up the pace.
Unbeknownst to the Merges, they were being watched.
[XM minus Emerald] followed the example, moving faster to catch up.
They reached the Bellchime Trail in a few minutes. "We're almost there. Everyone, put your poker faces on, if you catch my drift."
F-II caught on almost instantly, "S-Hf, got it." She changed her appearance to look exactly like the Felicia the rest knew. "Flawlessly, as always."
Lindsey rolled her eyes before changing into shadow-human form, along with the rest of [XM], excluding Laura and Emerald. Emerald made a noise, evidently attempting to say something, but gave up after a few seconds of failure to say anything understandable.
[AM] did so as well.
"I smell someone else nearby," F-II growled, "We're being observed by a human."
"W-what? Can you tell who it is, or at least where they're from?" Lindsey asked worriedly. Emerald's ears perked up, though her expression was still unconcerned.
"Of course I can't, imbecile!" F-II snapped. "Show yourself, worm!"
Smeone waved from behind a tree.
"Come out from behind there!! Who are you?!" The Scorpion Queen yelled.
"Someone," A girl's voice replied.
"That doesn't answer my question!" Scorpion ran to the tree and around it, attempting to either see the person or make them visible to everyone else.